The Dulverton and District
The Dulverton and District Civic Society, registered charity number 900051, was formed in 1989. This evolved from a studies course offered by Bristol University entitled "Developing Your Community -
an informal course for people interested in the future of their community" which was held in Dulverton in 1986. From this emerged the aim to preserve the quiet character of this very small rural town and help it to avoid becoming "a soulless dormitory".
A Heritage Centre seemed a good way to preserve the way of life of people, past and present, for future generations -
As outlined on the History Page, the buildings that now house the Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre became available in 1988. When the Dulverton and District Civic Society formed in 1989, it set about raising money in order to develop the ideas for the Centre. The buildings were acquired through the generosity of the Dulverton Trust, set up by Gilbert Wills, Lord Dulverton. A great deal of fund-
The Civic Society runs the Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre and undertakes guided walks around Dulverton in the summer season.
Membership of the Society is open to all -
the Dulverton and District Civic Society
To ensure that our visitors are made aware of the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the locality and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features in the area.